Cry Of The Hunters

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Chpt. 12 - Lord of the Flies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     How does Ralph learn of Jack’s plan for him?  

    • A.

      He talks to Samneric who tell him that Jack is going to have the tribe hunt him the next day

    • B.

      He spies on Jack and hears him tell Roger what they are going to do

    • C.

      He watches the boys rush off to hunt from up on the mountain and figures out what they are doing

    • D.

      Roger feels bad for killing Piggy and tracks Ralph down to warn him

    Correct Answer
    A. He talks to Samneric who tell him that Jack is going to have the tribe hunt him the next day
    Explanation
    Ralph learns of Jack's plan for him by talking to Samneric, who inform him that Jack intends to have the tribe hunt him the next day.

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  • 2. 

     How do the savages find out where Ralph is hiding?  

    • A.

      They followed him the night before to his hiding place and waited for him to come out the next morning

    • B.

      The Lord of the Flies tells them when one of the boys faint from breathing in the camp fire smoke

    • C.

      They hunt Ralph like a pig and follow his tracks like he was an animal

    • D.

      They torture Samneric for the information

    Correct Answer
    D. They torture Samneric for the information
    Explanation
    The savages find out where Ralph is hiding by torturing Samneric for the information.

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  • 3. 

     How does Jack decide to run Ralph out of the thicket or kill him in it?  

    • A.

      Starts rolling rocks down on top of him

    • B.

      Sends in a boy one behind the other to kill him

    • C.

      Offers to forgive him and have him be chief of their group to get him to come out

    • D.

      Threatens to kill Samneric if he doesn’t come out willingly

    Correct Answer
    A. Starts rolling rocks down on top of him
    Explanation
    Jack decides to run Ralph out of the thicket or kill him in it by starting to roll rocks down on top of him.

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  • 4. 

     What is the significance of the officer saying “I should have thought that a pack of British boys – you’re all British, aren’t you? – would have been able to put up a better show than that…”  

    • A.

      If the boys had been from America then the officer would have expected the boys to hunt each other a long time ago

    • B.

      If the boys were not British then he was going to leave them on the island

    • C.

      Britain is known for its proper ways and order to their society. The boys even came from a boarding school where they learned proper etiquette

    • D.

      He is amazed that the boys were able to keep themselves as much as they did

    Correct Answer
    C. Britain is known for its proper ways and order to their society. The boys even came from a boarding school where they learned proper etiquette
    Explanation
    The officer's statement suggests that he expected the British boys to behave in a more civilized and orderly manner due to the reputation of British society for proper ways and order. The fact that the boys came from a boarding school further reinforces this expectation, as boarding schools are often associated with teaching proper etiquette. The officer is surprised that the boys were not able to maintain this level of decorum and control on the island.

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  • 5. 

     How does the story end?  

    • A.

      Roger kills Jack and Ralph and takes over as Chief

    • B.

      Ralph kills Jack and takes back over as Chief

    • C.

      The boys kill Ralph and then are killed themselves by the fire they started

    • D.

      The boys are rescued by the British navy

    Correct Answer
    D. The boys are rescued by the British navy
    Explanation
    The story ends with the boys being rescued by the British navy. This suggests that they are saved from their chaotic and savage life on the island and are brought back to civilization.

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  • 6. 

    What is Jack's plan for Ralph? 

    • A.

      To catch him asleep in a hut and beat him to death

    • B.

      For the boys to form a hunting line and go across the island to hunt Ralph

    • C.

      To have Samneric ask him to join the tribe and then crush him with rocks

    • D.

      To make him his second in command so the boys will follow both of them but Jack will be in charge

    Correct Answer
    B. For the boys to form a hunting line and go across the island to hunt Ralph
    Explanation
    Jack's plan for Ralph is for the boys to form a hunting line and go across the island to hunt him.

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  • 7. 

    What does Ralph come upon in the clearing that "regarded Ralph  like on that knew all the answers and wouldn't tell"?

    • A.

      The dead parachute soldier

    • B.

      The pig's skull that was 'grinning' at him

    • C.

      Simon's body

    • D.

      The plane wreckage

    Correct Answer
    B. The pig's skull that was 'grinning' at him
    Explanation
    Ralph comes upon a pig's skull in the clearing that "regarded Ralph like one that knew all the answers and wouldn't tell." This implies that the pig's skull represents knowledge and wisdom that is unattainable or inaccessible to Ralph. The skull's grinning expression further emphasizes its mysterious and enigmatic nature, suggesting that it holds secrets or insights that Ralph cannot comprehend.

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  • 8. 

    What is significant about Ralph saying "They were savages it was true; but they were human,and the ambushing fears of the deep night were coming on"? 

    • A.

      It shows that they are taking every precaution to make sure Ralph doesn't get in their fort

    • B.

      It shows that Jack is running a very strict fort

    • C.

      It shows that they boys are so savage that they are not even sleeping at night anymore

    • D.

      It shows the boys are still only just scared little boys

    Correct Answer
    D. It shows the boys are still only just scared little boys
    Explanation
    The statement "They were savages it was true; but they were human, and the ambushing fears of the deep night were coming on" suggests that despite the boys' savage behavior, they are still vulnerable and afraid. This implies that deep down, they are still just scared little boys, highlighting their underlying humanity and vulnerability.

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  • 9. 

    How does Jack know to ask Samneric where Ralph is hiding? 

    • A.

      Someone was walking up when they were talking to them

    • B.

      It seemed like a good idea

    • C.

      Jack just wanted to beat them for no reason

    • D.

      Ralph gives them up to save himself

    Correct Answer
    A. Someone was walking up when they were talking to them
    Explanation
    Jack knows to ask Samneric where Ralph is hiding because someone was walking up when they were talking to them. This implies that Jack overheard their conversation and saw an opportunity to gather information about Ralph's whereabouts.

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  • 10. 

    What is the sigificance of Roger sharpening a stick on both ends? 

    • A.

      It shows that he was bored

    • B.

      Its shows that he is learning how to multi-task

    • C.

      It shows that he is really going to kill Ralph when he catches him

    • D.

      It shows that he wants to re-use the spear

    Correct Answer
    C. It shows that he is really going to kill Ralph when he catches him
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